A simple survey you can take that will tell you where you fall on the depression spectrum.
CES-D Depression Test for Adults
The following survey is adapted from a depression test developed by Lenore Radloff at the Center for Epidemiological studies at the National Institutes of Health. *1 Called the CES-D, it covers all the basic symptoms of depression.
To complete the survey, read through each item, and then assess a number score for that statement, based on whether or not you felt this way within the past week:
0 – Rarely or none of the time (less than 1 day)
1 – Some or a little of the time (1-2 days)
2 – Occasionally or a moderate amount of the time (3-4 days)
3 – Most or all of the time (5-7 days).
1. ___ I was bothered by things that don’t usually bother me.
2. ___ I did not feel like eating; my appetite was poor.
3. ___ I felt that I could not shake off the blues even with help from my family and friends.
4. ___ I felt that I was not as good as other people.
5. ___ I had trouble keeping my mind on what I was doing.
6. ___ I felt depressed.
7. ___ I felt that everything I did was an effort.
8. ___ I felt hopeless about the future.
9. ___ I thought my life had been a failure.
10.___ I felt fearful.
11.___ My sleep was restless.
12.___ I was unhappy.
13.___ I talked less than usual.
14.___ I felt lonely.
15.___ People were unfriendly.
16.___ I did not enjoy life.
17.___ I had crying spells.
18.___ I felt sad.
19.___ I felt that people disliked me.
20.___ I could not get “going.”
________ Total score